An Unsung Hero – Mark Mathias

Mark Mathias, a local boy (about 100 meters from the club) pictured to the left here with Levi Gale having won the Palmer Trophy at the club.


Mark Mathias has been the leading player of the club here in Walditch for a number of years now. With a handicap of 5 Mark has had a tremendous year of Real Tennis, managing not only to win our own club title, but numerous others across the globe. A highlight of his victories was the U.S.Open Amateur Championships – effectively claiming to be the best in the west! This came after a second stint of training at Washington D.C. under the watchful eye of Ivan Ronaldson.

Mark is now leaving Walditch for the big smoke and we wish him all the success he has had on court to be mirrored in his life there. With any luck he will be able to come home on a reasonably regular basis and retain his title here.